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June 17 - 7:30 p.m.
June 18 - 7:30 p.m.
June 19 - 2:00 p.m.
June 23 - 7:30 p.m.
June 24 - 7:30 p.m.
June 25 - 7:30 p.m.

About Dr. Joe Friedman '39

This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof is dedicated to the late Dr. Joe Friedman (1920-2016), a St. Joseph native whose remarkable theater and television career is well know to the community. In the 1960s, Dr. Friedman performed 2,840 shows of Fiddler on the Roof with Hal Prince Productions. Dr. Friedman loved Fiddler and relished every opportunity to sings its famous songs.

Dr. Friedman ('39) was an honored alumnus of the St. Joseph Junior College, which later became Missouri Western State University. In 2013 the University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.

Read more about Dr. Friedman’s remarkable life:

Joe Friedman ’39: Indeed, a rich man
Friedman, Joseph D.P.M. 1920-2016

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